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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 1, 2013

Week In Review – Hammond



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ FAX (219) 852-2770

Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

PLEAS:

David Finley, Jr., 32, of Merrillville, Indiana, pled guilty before District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to the felony offenses of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm and distribution of marijuana.Sentencing has been set for 5/8/13.These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

DISPOSITIONS:

Mark Bailey, 52, of, Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 24 months imprisonment and 12 months of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of aggravated identity theft.This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service-Office of the Inspector General.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

Corey Dawson, 32, of Sauk Village, Illinois, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 37 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.According to documents filed by the government in this case, Dawson was part of a conspiracy that involved distributing a large quantity of heroin to various individuals who were largely young people from the northern Indiana area.This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

Orlando Alvarez-Barrientos, 34, of South Albany, Illinois, was sentenced by District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 63 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

Updated April 30, 2015